Lorry fire blocks motorway traffic in Huercal-Overa

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THE A7 motorway was blocked to traffic going in the direction of Almeria first thing on Sunday morning after a fire broke out on a lorry loaded with juice and milk at a point level with Huercal-Overa.

The Andalucia 112 emergencies services reported the incident meant traffic had to be temporarily diverted via the N-340A between kilometre markers 559 and 546 while Bomberos del Levante firefighters extinguished the blaze.

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There were no reports anyone was injured.

Less than two weeks ago a truck carrying 17,000 litres of caustic soda caught fire while travelling on the same motorway close to Viator after colliding with a car.

The lorry veered off the road and plummeted 15 metres down an embankment.





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